Kadai Paneer Recipe – Capsicum Tomato Gravy – Video

Kadai paneer is a blend of Paneer, Capsicum and Indian Tadka. Our tried and tested restaurant style recipe can bring unique taste right in your kitchen.

Written by Maahi Gupta
  Maahi Gupta    Updated 13 Jul, 22


Kadai Paneer Recipe – Capsicum and Tomato Gravy [Video]

Kadai paneer is a blend of Paneer, Capsicum and Indian Tadka. Our tried and tested restaurant style recipe can bring unique taste right in your kitchen.

Spices required for Kadai paneer

  • 2 Number Bay Leaves
  • 3 Number Cloves
  • 2 Number Dry Red Chili Stick
  • 2 Inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 6 Number Garlic bud
  • 2 Tsp Heavy Cream (Fresh )
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 4 Pinch Garam Masala
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tsp Tomato Sauce (Sweet)
  • 1/3 Tsp Cumin powder (Roasted)
  • 4.5 Tbsp Oil

Ingredient Veggies for Kadai paneer

  • 150 Gms Paneer
  • 1 Number Green Chili
  • 3 Number Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum)
  • 3 Number Tomato
  • 3 Number Onion
  • 2 Inch Ginger
  • 1 Tsp Green Coriander Leaves (Cilantro) (for garnishing)

Chopping Vegetables

  1. Ingredient spices should now be ready.
  2. Other ingredients should also be ready.
  3. Chop Capsicum and remove the inner white portion. Chop 2 Onions, 2 Tomatoes and Cottage Cheese (Paneer) into small pieces.
  4. Grind the 3rd Onion into fine paste and keep aside. Grind Green Chilies and the 3rd Tomato together into fine paste. Remember to grind Onion separately from Green chili and Tomato. You can combine the grinding of tomato and Green Chili though.
  5. Grate the Ginger and Garlic into fine small pieces.

Roasting Vegetables

  1. Heat 2 Tbsp of Oil in a pan. Roast chopped Capsicum in hot Oil on medium flame.
  2. After 2 minute of roasting, take out the capsicum from pan and keep aside.
  3. Now, roast the chopped Onions in the same Oil for 2 minutes. Stir constantly to avoid burning.
  4. Once Onions are ready, take them out in a separate plate.
  5. Again add 1/2 Tbsp of Oil in a pan and heat it for 1 minute. You can use the same pan that we have used till now.
  6. In this hot Oil, add Paneer pieces and roast for about 1 minute. Keep stirring to avoid burning.
  7. After 1 minute, take paneer out from Oil and keep aside.
  8. In the same left over Oil, add chopped Tomatoes. Roast for about 2 minute on medium flame. Once done, take them out from the pan.
  9. At this time, you should have 4 different sets of vegetables i.e. roasted Onion, Capsicum, Tomato and Paneer. They would all form the thick gravy and will be used in next steps.

Making Tadka

  1. You can use the same pan that you have used till now to continue.
  2. Add 2 Tbsp of Oil in a pan. Heat it on high flame for 2 minutes.
  3. Add Bay leaves, chopped dry Red Chilies, Cinnamon stick and Cloves. Roast for about 30 seconds. No need to take them out this time. Let them be there in the pan.
  4. Add grated Ginger and garlic to the same pan in step above. Roast on medium flame until garlic achieves light golden color.
  5. Once done, add Onions paste and roast until it turns light golden brown. Keep the stove on medium flame.

Mixing spices

  1. Now add Tomato paste and roast for 1 minute on medium flame.
  2. After 1 minute, add Salt, Coriander Powder, roasted cumin, Red Chili Powder, Turmeric Powder and Garam masala. Cook until mixture separates itself from Oil. It would take about 3-4 minute.
  3. Now add Tomato Sauce and mix well.
  4. Finally, add all the roasted vegetables Capsicum, Tomato, Onion, Cottage Cheese. Mix well. Turn the stove on low flame.

Slow cooking

  1. Now cover the lid of the pan and cook for about 5 minutes on low flame.
  2. After 5 minutes of cooking with lid, add cream and Coriander Leaves. Mix it well again.
  3. Switch off the stove and the super delicious Kadai Paneer is ready to serve hot.
  1. Kadai Paneer can be refrigerated up-to 2 days for best taste. You can re-heat using either microwave or stove before serving.
  2. You can serve Kadai Paneer with breads like Naan or Lachha Paratha.
Main Dish


Written by Maahi Gupta
  Maahi Gupta  
Mother. Cook. Vegetarian. Passionate Indian Food Eater. inHouseRecipes Chef. Photo Editor.